Creatives we love in North Wales
North Wales may be best known for its sweeping coastlines and rugged landscapes but here we’ve put together the creative side of this area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A quick list of some of our favourite creatives, makers and galleries that we think you should visit.
HAWTHORN YARD / Menai Bridge / 7.3 miles from Halen Môn
Hawthorn Yard holds four rooms of reclaimed furniture and gardenware tucked behind Menai Bridge High Street. Vintage enamel signs are propped up in almost every corner along with cleverly chosen antique furniture, paintings and stoneware ceramics. Just what you always wanted.
The back room of Hawthorn Yard is a seasonally-led florist where you can buy a bunch or pick out a few stems from expert florist Sue.
DYLAN ROBERTS / Beaumaris / 11.3 miles from Halen Môn
Dylan Roberts paints the spectacular landscapes of Anglesea. He has painted some of our favourite views on the island including a sunset at Eglwys Cwyfan. Find his paintings at the The Art Quarter Gallery, Beaumaris and you can give him a message for commissions or prices.
ORIEL MÔN / Llangefni / 8.7 miles from Halen Môn
Oriel Môn, the museum and gallery in Llangefni. It tells the story of Anglesey over thousands of years, through archeology, social history and art. Look out for Sir Kyffin William’s beautiful watercolour studies in ‘Oriel Kyffin Williams’, a gallery dedicated to Wales’ most well-loved artist. It’s always worth checking their website to see what’s on, there’s an exciting calendar of contemporary and visiting artists. At the moment they are showing some beautiful botanical studies by the Massey Sisters of Cornelyn.
JANET BELL GALLERY + LIFESTYLE / Beaumaris / 11.4 miles from Halen Môn
Janet Bell is where the beauty of the Welsh landscape and Scandinavian design meet. Lots of carefully chosen ceramics and homeware along with in-house products, often made in partnership with other local, independent businesses, and always with sustainability in mind.
An interior design agency with a real eye for mixing classic and contemporary. Kate works all over the UK but is based on the Salty Isle.
THE CRAFTY GUILLEMOT / Penmon / 15.4 miles from Halen Môn
Lillemor Latham, The Crafty Guillemot, makes small-batch stoneware ceramics for the home in her beautiful studio at Penmon, Anglesey. She grew up in the dramatic landscapes of North Wales so it has inspired much of her work. Many of the processes she uses have evolved from traditional techniques and are always kept as low-impact as possible. You can even visit her studio by appointment. We’ve chosen a few of her pieces for the shelves of our shop at Halen Môn, you can find them in our Brynsiencyn shop.